Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) from ACME

June, 2016
HOMME: 1/8 degree resolution

HOMME: 1/8 degree resolution; Two-hourly; Two months (Dec. and Jan.). Original cubed-sphere gridded data was interpolated to a grid 25% higher resolution than the original run to avoid interpolation artifacts. CAM 3.5.1 'track 1' physics configuration, but with no surface roughness term in the gravity wave drag parametrization. The data is comprised of instantaneous fields. The LandScan data resolution is 30 arc seconds. The coordinates are Geographic WGS84. The LandScan dataset shown in the visualization is LandScan 2005. Image by Jamison Daniel, NCCS.

The Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project is a newly launched project sponsored by the Earth System Modeling (ESM) program within U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Office of Biological and Environmental Research. ACME is an unprecedented collaboration among eight national laboratories and six partner institutions to develop and apply the most complete, leading-edge climate and Earth system models to challenging and demanding climate-change research imperatives. It is the only major national modeling project designed to address DOE mission needs to efficiently utilize DOE leadership computing resources now and in the future. While the project capabilities will address the critical science questions, its modeling system and related capabilities also can be flexibly applied by the DOE research community to address mission-specific climate change applications from U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather.

Funding Source: BER ESM program

Principle Investigator: Dave Bader, LLNL, Peter Thornton ORNL site lead

User Facility; OLCF, ALCF, NERSC

Principal Investigator

Peter E Thornton